As Nigeria deals with gruesome violence between government troops and a strict Islamic sect, one of its prominent oilmen has apparently closed on three serious pieces of brand-name New York real estate.
Last month, neighboring apartments were bought under a trio of limited liability corporation names at the new Centurion condo on West 56th Street, Read More
Of the responses we experience when faced with a great work of art, one of the most basic is purely acquisitive: When an object is of such beauty that we can’t imagine living without it, we want to stuff it in our backpack and trot on home with it. Another response is just as sincere Read More
KUTA,INDONESIA-The Northern Europeans haven’t left Bali. Swedes, Germans and Dutch dot Kuta beach. Two couples are in matching thongs-the women’s pastel, the men’s dark green or black. The women put their tops back on to walk up to the flat, to the shade of flowering ficus trees, and get a beer. They seem to be Read More
Bonnie Penner Witherall, a 31-year-old graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, was murdered at a clinic where she worked in southern Lebanon. A Palestinian guerrilla official blamed her murder on “a hostile Muslim reaction” to Christian evangelizing, an explanation that does not reflect well on the locals. Lebanon has a large Christian population, Read More
Recently, I was invited to have Nigerian food in another borough by a couple who are members of my least-favorite new subculture: radical foodies, people who try to convince you that there is no more noble pursuit than spending $26 on a small saucer of jellyfish pâté. When I called to say I couldn’t make Read More
It was an article of faith in my preadolescence that Ginger Baker, drummer, junkie and founder of the rock trio Cream would never outlive the 60′s (or the early 70′s at the outside). I met and interviewed him this past April, alive (though looking like one of those leering skeleton figures in a medieval woodcut), Read More